Evanescence – The Open Door (2006) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Evanescence - The Open Door - Album CoverLithium, I am longing for lithium! Only this eases my own and very private pain. This is how the 2nd studio album ‘The Open Door‘ of ‘Evanescence‘ comes across when you start listening.  

In the beginning I was not too convinced about The Open Door, knowing that ‘Ben Moody’ left in a hurry in October 2003 in the midst of the ‘Fallen‘ live tour. After all he played a key role in the creation of the last album. Also, other band members left as well after that, leaving Amy being the undisputed leader of this band. And indeed ‘Evanescence‘ has in principle become very much herself after that – hair, voice and bodice, the whole package.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Evanescence – Evanescence (2011) – Review

RockmusicRaider Review - Evanescence - Album CoverHmm! What a total and sad downgrade from the heights of Fallen to this album, named right after the band’s name Evanescence. Only that the evanescence – true to its name – of this gig seems to have finally disappeared completely.

First signs of this to happen already appeared in their former record The Open Door, where one could observe a certain lack of direction and oomph, but still some good stuff to cover there, though.

This one here, however, tops it in the negative arena. Evanescence sounds like Amy Lee propped on top of a bunch of studio musicians. And it is exactly what it is.Got hooked? Raid this some more...